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Trump to name Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a move signaling an assault on President Barack Obama's climate change and environmental legacy.

Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting the very agency he is being nominated to lead.

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B'More Organic wins $10,000, consultation with Barbara Corcoran on 'Rachael Ray Show'
'Professor Trash Wheel' makes its debut in Canton

A water wheel named "Mr. Trash Wheel" that pulls rubbish out of the Inner Harbor has become so widely popular — and so good at its job, to boot — that it now has a partner to help clean up Baltimore waters.

Environmentalists and city lawmakers unveiled a second water wheel, "Professor Trash Wheel," on Sunday at Harris Creek Park in Canton.

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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge adds 400 acres along the Nanticoke River

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore is growing by more than 400 acres with the federal government's purchase of two pieces of land along the Nanticoke River.

The land, purchased from the Nature Conservancy, is considered an important and diverse habitat for songbirds such as prothonotary warblers and waterfowl such as black ducks.

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Perryman solar farm offsets use of fossil fuels to generate power for Baltimore region

Tens of thousands of solar panels occupy a field on the Perryman peninsula, soaking up energy from the sun, turning it into electricity and storing it for government and nonprofit customers in the region who want to use it.

Simply put, the Aberdeen area solar farm is a supplemental energy source that's also saving money.

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Two offshore wind projects to be considered by Maryland regulators

Two plans for wind projects off Maryland's coast are headed to the state Public Service Commission for consideration.

The commission said it had opened its formal review of proposals from US Wind Inc., a subsidiary of Italian energy and construction giant Toto Holdings SpA, and Skipjack Offshore Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind Holdings LLC.

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